The Silverado Modjeska Recreation and Park District (SMRPD) is a local government special district established by the Orange County Board of Supervisors in 1961. Its purpose is to provide a well-rounded, wholesome program of recreation and leisure time activities for residents of the County's canyon areas, which includes Silverado, Ladd, Black Star, Williams and Modjeska canyons.

SMRPD Board Meeting Are Open To The Public

Meetings are on the 3rd Tuesday every month at 6:30 p.m. at the Silverado Community Center.

Recreation Programs

SMRPD offers a year-round recreation program with summer evening concerts and movies in the parks, mountain bike rides, walking hikes, wildflower hikes, yoga classes, and special events. Learn More

Hikes, Rides & Trails

Outdoor recreation represents one of the greatest gifts of the canyons and thousands of people each year enjoy hiking, biking, horseback riding, and driving through its mountains. Learn More

Wedding Venue

The canyons are an ideal spot for a wedding surrounded by natural beauty. In our lovely wood gazebo, a couple can make their vows while hundreds of guests sit cradled by a ring of stunning mountains. Picture opportunities abound with nature on all sides and festivities are easy with a large outdoor dance area, stage and full kitchen. Learn More

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Facility Rentals

SMRPD opens its facilities to rentals from canyon and non-canyon residents. Buildings can be rented individually or together; parks can also be rented. All renters must complete a Facilities Use Application. Learn More


Silverado Children's Center: A Nature Preschool
Since 1990, SMRPD has operated the Silverado Children's Center (SCC), a nature-centered preschool adjacent to the Cleveland National Forest. SCC offers an emergent curriculum focused on nature for children from 2 to 6 years old. Learn More